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Latest Pancreatic Cancer Action Stories

2013-09-06 16:22:46

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is pleased to announce that today ABRAXANE® was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat metastatic pancreatic cancer. ABRAXANE is intended to be used with gemcitabine, another chemotherapy drug that has been the standard of care, in patients with pancreatic cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. The FDA approval of ABRAXANE is the first new treatment to...

2013-08-19 20:21:39

Findings from Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Clinical Trial Research Study Published in Journal of Clinical Oncology MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network conducted a research study on the landscape of pancreatic cancer clinical trials in the United States in order to better understand how to accelerate clinical progress against pancreatic cancer and achieve the organization's goal to double the survival rate by 2020. The...

2013-08-13 20:21:01

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is pleased to welcome three new members to its prestigious Scientific Advisory Board: Sunil Hingorani, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA; Kimberly Kelly, PhD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; and Steven Leach, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Vincent Picozzi, MD, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, was appointed chair of the...

2013-08-05 23:19:33

All-time record for 50/50 raffle sales in a single game is broken on August 3. Funds to benefit pancreatic cancer research. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 August 2nd and 3rd were two great nights in Detroit for Tigers fans and in the fight against pancreatic cancer. The Tigers hosted the Chicago White Sox and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network volunteers sold 50/50 raffle tickets. “The raffle raised a combined total of $36,790 and set the single-game record in Tiger’s...

2013-07-09 12:28:26

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is pleased to announce Laurie MacCaskill has been appointed Chair of the National Board of Directors of the organization, effective July 1. MacCaskill is the first pancreatic cancer patient to hold this position. She has defied the odds in her fight against pancreatic cancer, which has a five year survival rate of just six percent. Since her diagnosis in 2006, MacCaskill has served as a tireless...

2013-06-20 23:22:24

$.50 of every paid claim using the PANCAN RxAdvantage Card is donated directly to PANCAN. CUMMING, Ga. (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Phoenix Benefits Management, LLC, a Georgia based Prescription Benefits Manager, is pleased to announce their partnership with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The partnership comes in the form of the Phoenix RxAdvantage Prescription Discount Card which provides discounts up to 75% off the retail cost of medications. For every claim processed and paid using the...

2013-06-17 08:29:32

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 550 people from across the country, including nearly 100 pancreatic cancer survivors, will participate in the Seventh Annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day on June 18, 2013 to thank Congress for passing the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act and tell them that their fight isn't over. Advocates from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will call on Congress to support a permanent fix to sequestration and provide sustained adequate...

2013-05-15 08:31:47

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A rigorous analysis of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network research grants program has shown that the organization's grant recipients are leveraging their awards to secure impressive subsequent funding, publishing their findings, and enhancing knowledge about the disease. The organization evaluated their research grants program by looking at grants awarded from 2003-2011. During that time, 66 grants were awarded totaling $9.15 million....

2013-05-13 20:22:33

Recognized compassionate pioneer loses her battle with pancreatic cancer SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Regenesis Biomedical, Inc., a medical technology company focused on tissue regeneration, announced today that CEO Virginia Rybski lost her battle with pancreatic cancer. Virginia was compassionately dedicated to her family, colleagues, patients and faith. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130513/LA13153) (Logo:...

2013-04-09 20:23:44

The September 2013 Walk Will Raise Money to Fight Pancreatic Cancer BOSTON, Mass., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lustgarten Foundation and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network are proud to announce that they will join forces and efforts for Unite to Fight Pancreatic Cancer, a special walk event scheduled to take place in Boston at DCR's Mother's Rest Park on Saturday, September 28, 2013. This is a first of its kind event, bringing together the two leading organizations in the...